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Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Mello Sound - Don Elliot And His Choir

Blue Waltz
The Mello Sound
Don Elliot And His Choir
Mood Jazz In Hi-Fi
Decca Records Series J9200
DL 9208
1958

Apparently Decca misspelled Elliott's name on the front cover. His last name is spelled Elliott on the back cover and on his wiki page.

From Billboard April 21, 1958: This set can appeal in both pop and jazz markets. The six-voice choir has a warm, attractive sound on the pretty standards. Elliot is featured on mellophone, vibes and trumpet. The overall mood is relaxed. The arrangements are by Elliot and Billy Meyers. This can move.

From the back cover: It was with the George Shearing Quintet that Elliot became a "name". George continually spotlighted his men, giving them ample opportunity to display what they could do.

Contributing musicians: Hal McKusick, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Alto, Tenor - Bill Evans, Piano - Ernie Furtado, Bass - Paul Motian, Drums - Barry Galbraith, Guitar - Janel Putnam, Harp

A Million Dreams Ago
It's Only A Paper Moon
Dinah
Blue Waltz
Poinciana
Play Fiddle Play
Summer Scene
Tired Of Me
I Don't Want To Walk Without You
When The Sun Comes Out
The Story Of A Starry Night
A Waltz

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